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Huge Surplus, Mental Illness, The Delta Tunnel, And Facial Recognition

Gov. Gavin Newsom sent state lawmakers a revised budget on Thursday that boosts his already-hefty January proposal to $213.6 billion. The biggest winner: Public schools, CALmatters’ Judy Lin writes. California will send $81.1 billion to K-12 schools and community colleges for the new fiscal year that starts in July. School funding will account for 45 percent of the state’s general fund, much higher than the 40 percent minimum guaranteed under Proposition 98, the state’s education funding formula.